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Harry Giles III (PF/C, SAC): Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: It's taking time, but Harry Giles is finally getting there. A first-rounder in the 2017 draft, this is just Giles second season playing in the NBA and he's starting games once for all after featuring in 58 last year but without appearing in the starting lineup even for a single night. At the time of this writing, it's been five starts in a row for Giles and nine in the last 11 games going back to the start of February. And he's giving quite some value back in return for those betting on him.

Anything Giles did prior to February must be taken with a grain of salt. He played just 22 games (debuting on Nov. 8) up to that point and averaged only 11 minutes per, which is rather insignificant. Since February 1st, though, he's averaged 22 minutes and in his last five games (all after the All-Star break) he's playing up to 27 nightly. Those runs don't seem to be going anywhere, and it makes all of the sense: Giles has averaged 15.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.25 apg, and shot 59.1% from the floor in his last four logging at least 23 minutes in each of those matches.

The Kings are a longshot to make the playoffs but, believe it or not, are only 3.5 games back from the eighth-place Grizzlies. Sacramento will probably fall off the picture soon enough as to go and give their young players run and see what they have in town and Giles profiles as one of those with the most to gain from this situation. He will keep playing as long as he can stay on the court and he's got enough talent in him as to make him a more than valuable addition ROS in any and every league you happen to be playing.


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